IHG Rewards Club Accelerate Promotion For Stays September 1 – December 31, 2017 (Post Your Offers!)

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IHG Rewards Club has launched new Q4 Accelerate-promotion that is valid for stays between September 1 – December 31, 2017.

IHG Rewards Club Accelerate September 1 - December 31 2017

Members have personalized offers based on their recent stay history with the chain. There are various hurdles and members can also earn completion bonus.

You can access and sign up for this offer on IHG’s website here.

READ MORE: IHG Rewards Club Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions

Here’s my personal offer:

The requirement to stay in any country in North America, Central America, South America, Caribbean, Europe and Greater China is bit of a challenge that I cannot fulfill for sure. I have no plans for Caribbean and Central America for this time period. 

Conclusion

It is certainly interesting to see what kind of personalized offers IHG Rewards Club has been able to come up with this time. Sometimes they are easy while other times basically impossible to complete as was my offer above.

Remember to post a screenshot of your offer as a comment below and include rough idea of number of stays you have had over the past 12 months.

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  • Ry Wong

    I have booked a stay from 31 Aug to 7 Sep, which spreads across two Accelerate promotions. Anyone tried that before? I just not sure if this stay would be counted towards Q2 (because of the check-in date), Q3 (because of the check-out date), or both? or instead I should split the booking into two?!

    • colin

      it is night of stay that decides if in Q2 or Q4 accelerator

      but check fuller expanded terms of Q4 tasks….As some tasks also require night to be BOOKED AS WELL AS STAYED during promo dates ….. which could mean 1-7 Sep nights may not count for all the possible tasks you hope.

      • Njdevilku13

        split it.

  • Leo

    John you only need one stay in ANY of those countries, not all

      • colin

        John, the AND (ie and Europe) is simply the way in English Language a list of possibles is worded, assuming I understand your concern correctly?

        Only any one country is required, not as you seem think two different countries being needed ,… a list with ‘and’ should not be read as a two part requirement
        o i)one country list North America – Greater China ii)second country “and Europe” is incorrect reading
        o iii)one country “North America – Europe” is the correct reading

        All choices in a list from first to penultimate option/choice are in English language format separated by a comma whilst the final option is preceded not by a comma but the word ‘and’ instead.

      • Barbarella

        It means *AND* referring to the IHG regions f.i. ANY country in North America means at least 1 stay in USA, Canada or Mexico then you need to have another stay in *ANY* country of Central America, then another one in any country of South America etc. T &C states “after required number of qualifying stayS in North, South, Central….”
        Please keep in mind that although f.i. Nicaragua or Costa Rica are geographically in North America, for IHG that subregion is called Central America and one needs to check the IHG definition of any region. IHG presence in Caribbean is pretty scarce: 9 properties only ( among them 4 are in Puerto Rico)

        • colin

          Incorrect, wording is ANY country from the following comma deilineated list of regions. any list of options is always separated by comma’s with final option preceded y an ‘and; as here
          The offered list regions has just the one ‘and’ (ie and Europe) since the other ‘and’ is is in paranthesis/brackets to simply qualify the valid makeup of Greater China
          … Required number of Stays in expanded t+c block is simply because the main task could state & require one/two/three stays. In Johns + My case it is a single stay needed as not asked to do multiple stays. which in other stay tasks we have.

          • Barbarella

            If so, then this is one of the most generous bonuses in the history of the accelerate. 12 K points for just one stay? How difficult would it be for John to stay just once in China in some Holiday Inn Express for $30?;) Good luck

          • MB

            Mine specifically says one night in ANY of the following countries…..and I get 8000…

            You get 5000 for just staying once in September or such…

            When a stay meets combined promotion criteria, Ive gotten way way more than 12000 for a single night before..

            ..

          • Barbarella

            I believe you. I just don’t want to be a wishful thinker as mine requires Europe ( I am at least 6-8 times a year), Middle East (same) and…Oceania (where I am not even planning to go) Seems to me to be way too easy staying just in 1 country in EMEA. My accelerate have never been difficult but I always complete 80-90% of the offers in order not to get a skyrocketing hike the following season.

          • mb

            After meeting them all last yr, even 42 nights in one period, I was unable to meet them the first part of this year due to lack of business travel. So it dropped down to much less this time finally, easy to meet with my 4Q travel coming up. But not much points at all, maybe 25000.

            fortunately with upcoming4Q travel to middle east, Ill meet this one, get my spire elite choice award 25000 too (thanks mostly to rollover and ~25 reward nights used this yr)

        • mb

          fly all around the globe, spending thousands on airfare in a 4 month period to get…..less points than will get you a free night at holiday inn podunk, TX.

          yeah right.

          It means OR, just one needed.

  • colin

    Horrendous, i’ll not bother. 30nights for 60k (fat chance), 11k for NYC stay (fat chance) , China Nights (fat chance) , 11k Bonus (no chance as can’t do 4/5 needed tasks ).

    2k for 1stay, plus 5k for sept stay = 7k for one stay is all IHG will get

    After first 6months of year being all IHG nights, i need dedicate 3Q+4Q ti HH and MR nights

  • AmadeoDeLosRios
  • will

    Stay 2 weekend(s), including a Saturday night and another night, and earn 8,000 bonus points.
    This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

  • David Stevenson

    Considering the absolutely poor choice of 5K award night options in the Asia Pacific area recently, I will give this promotion a miss. I see no point in accruing points in Asia Pacific if my choices for redemption are limited to some obscure exit way in Alabama or Mexico.

    For awards to be enticing, they should at least be in the same area as one earns them. In my case – Asia Pacific area.

  • vsevolod4
    • Nitram

      Are you US-based with previous quarters achieving this amount of IC room nights? I have a similar offer without the US references, based in Asia.

      • vsevolod4

        I’m US based but most of my IC stays are in Europe, Middle East and Asia. The 30 is a low target, I had low stays last Summer. But my previous accelerate target was about 47, which I did not hit. And I have been staying more in NYC and SF than before, so maybe some algorithm figured I could be enticed to stay more. For me, this is too much hassle to track, for paltry points except the 30 nights. I should generally hit that number, depending on the cities I visit, which is only semi predictable Lack of IC in Rome, Milan, Zurich, Munich, Koln, Brussels, edinborough, Barcelona, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, oslo means perhaps I miss it.

  • Philippe Danjean

    Hello,
    will a night booked with “Stay for Less and Earn
    Earn 2,400 bonus points when you book 1 stay(s) using Points & Cash. We’ll reward you with bonus points when you use a combination of Points & Cash, allowing you to stretch your Reward Nights even farther. ”
    allows to get also these 2 bonuses for the same stay ?

    Stay Once, Get 1,500 bonus points
    Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 1,500 bonus points.

    AND

    September Bonus Offer
    Stay once in September and get 2,500 bonus points

    thanks

  • JC

    Account based in Asia

    Earn 52,300 total bonus points.

    Complete all of your Accelerate offers and earn 52,300 total bonus points.
    My Offers

    Points Value Offer Description Status

    2,000 Stay Once, Get 2,000 bonus points
    Thank you for being a loyal IHG® Rewards Club member. Stay once and earn 2,000 bonus points.

    32,000 Stay More, Earn More
    Get closer to the rewards you want when you stay 16 night(s) and earn 32,000 bonus points.

    2,800 Earn More at InterContinental®
    Stay 2 nights at any InterContinental® Hotels and Resorts in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and earn 2,800 bonus points.

    5,000 Renew Your InterContinental® Ambassador Membership
    Earn 5,000 bonus points when you renew your InterContinental® Ambassador Membership.

    5,000 Your Achievement Bonus
    Complete 3 of the 4 offers and earn (an additional) 5,000 bonus points.

    500 Registration Bonus
    Register for Accelerate and earn 500 bonus points.

    5,000 September Bonus Offer
    Stay once in September and get 5,000 bonus points.

  • Val Sobe

    John,
    Do you know if a stay from Aug 28 till Sept 2 qualify for the summer promotion ending Aug 31st, fall promotion starting Sept 1st, both or neither? Should I split the reservation into two separate stays?

  • A bit disgusting… Spire Elite. For me it’s a 2 countries and number of points is not acceptable. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c5f0da88ee6ee6e7bbd5fadca526772a9d2b71d70e2d1e46a8db7acc6f3aa108.jpg

  • Mohammed Patel

    can a stay be completed by using rewards night

  • Mr.Lion
  • Terry Davies

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d2834b12762b361bdf7255e308cbf57492d4c78f54bb303155cd5007f4736912.png not sure what to make of the Holiday Inn Express zero stays requirement…

    • Terry Davies

      Credit to IHG Twitter account. They responded quickly, and it’s showing OK in my online account as 3 stays required.

  • flerk

    This Accelerate is the most boring I’ve ever got!

    Basically, one september bonus, once stay bonus, after that it’s stay 7 nights, then stay 3 nights for 3000 points 4 times.

    Not going to do anything special for this one.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/835c1b7e532b143a17cedf764364f15c20ada4d7cf89a0af8243e51a1ffae0ae.png

  • Bruno Almeida